International Women's Day 2018

The University of Exeter has a history of running exciting events on International Women's Day, inviting external speakers to the University and celebrating the fantastic senior women working at the institution.

This year, for International Women’s Day the Doctoral College will be running an event on Thursday 8 March 2018 10:00-12:00 which celebrates the work and commitment of our inspirational female and non-binary PGRs and ECRs. The event will give PGRs and ECRs the opportunity to share their research or experiences, and allow them to network with senior women in academic and non-academic roles across the institution.

As such we are asking for expressions of interest from those who wish to present their research or their experiences as a woman in research at the International Women's Day (IWD) event on Thursday 8 March 2018 10:00-12:00 (Streatham Campus) and Thursday 8 March 2018 12:00-14:00 (Penryn Campus) and for you to nominate inspirational PGRs and ECRs. Details on how to book on to attend this event will open soon, please keep an eye out. 

We are inviting contributions in the form of pecha kucha (5 minute) presentations, as well as posters, experiments, demonstrations, films, images...or any other dissemination mode you can think of! The exact format of the event will be responsive to the submissions we get, and aims to give you the opportunity to present your research and experiences in the mode most suited to you, and to be creative! If you want to take part, fill in our expressions of interest form here. Applications for expressions of interest will close on 14 February 2018.

We are also creating a gallery for International Women’s Day of inspirational female and non-binary PGRs and ECRs researching at the University of Exeter. This will appear on the Doctoral College website as a tribute to the fantastic female early stage researchers at our institution. Do you work with an inspirational woman? Do they make an important contribution to their field? Do they work to improve the culture of the department? Do they go above and beyond their role? If so, nominate them to appear in our gallery! Deadline for nominations is Monday 5 March 2018.